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Keeneland's Day at the Races


Yesterday's figures:

On-track attendance, 12,186; on-track betting, $755,677.80; total betting including simulcast, $5,237,210.05.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 8,001; on-track betting, $612,387; total betting including simulcast, $5,730,480.

Coming up: There are no graded stakes on Thursday's card but Circle Unbroken, winner of the 2012 Grade II Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs, is entered in the day's seventh race going 61/2 furlongs.

Final furlong

  Thursday is also Make-A-Wish day at Keeneland as nine local Thoroughbred farms are partnering with the Foundation, the nation's largest wish-granting charity. Nine Kentucky children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families will be treated to a VIP afternoon at Keeneland. Each child will present the winning trophy for the race named for his/her sponsor.

  Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. booted home two winners on the Wednesday card, getting Joe Can Gallop up in the day's second race and taking the fourth race with 7-to-1 shot He Be Somethin.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES

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